Join us for a fun-filled winter while learning to skate and developing basic hockey skills. The program is divided into three levels: 

  • Learn to Skate, U6 and U8 (Mites). “Learn to Skate” is for first time skaters regardless of age. 
  • U6 is for players born between 7/1/2011 and 6/30/2013 that already have basic skating skills. 
  • U8 (Mites) is for players born between 7/1/2009 and 6/30/2011 that have basic skating skills. The U8 (Mites) level will feature an in-house league with 6 to 8 teams. Players will be divided into equally balanced teams in early to mid-November. All games will be played on half-ice with 3 – 8 minute run time periods. 

We also welcome youth who were born before 7/1/2008 to join us if they are new to skating or ice hockey so they can give it a try. This is Owatonna’s starter program that players progress through before becoming active in Owatonna Youth Hockey Association traveling hockey.

Program Dates: Two Sessions: Late October - December & January - Early March

Location: Four Season's Centre

Cost: $75 per session or $150 for both sessions

Register online or at the Four Season's Centre August 27th, 6:00 - 8:00pm or August 28, 6:00 - 8:00pm


A helmet is required for everyone on the ice. An entire bag of protective equipment is available for rent through the Owatonna Youth Hockey Association rental program for $50 per year. Skates can be leased at Straight River Sports for an entire season for a reasonable cost.


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